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the elevator, and and, raining down elevator shaft that was sheared with another car, and landed on that other car, and record worker was in that car. the good news she has left the hospital but as far as the sergeant preliminary indications are he is in surgery but he will have a long road ahead for recovery. sergeant paulaens of the philadelphia sheriff's department is wheeled out, after a freak accident in an elevator at the criminal justice center. >> we're ordering the building to be shut down until there is a professional investigation and dealing with the elevators. >> reporter: elevators owens was riding in is for record staff, 10:25 it is said car 11th 11th floor and sped up crashing through the shaft ceiling. that caused debris to rain down on another elevator. >> debris from that failure, fell down, the common shaft
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and then hit the second elevator. >> reporter: record clerk beverly smith was in that car. >> what happened? >> i don't know. something exploded inside the elevator. >> reporter: smith was taken to hahnemann hospital, along with others treated for numerous broken bones among other injuries. >> it was sort of like in pain, i didn't talk about what happened. >> reporter: statement from the city shows elevator passed an annual inspection two months ago, we are told other banks and elevators were reinfect and will be operational for friday morning. meanwhile tense moments outside cjc as hundreds of people rushed, outside of the building. >> all we heard was a big bang and we grabbed our stuff and just left. my supervisor says let's go, let's go. >> we heard a loud boom and commotion and then we heard fire alarm, go off until they exit the building. >> reporter: one bright spot on this day we're there as beverly smith left the hospital. back live, some more
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information, sergeant owens was with us, in the courtroom as monsignor william lynn's new trial was set. he went one way to one set of elevators, we went to another set of elevators around 10:25. by the time we got down to the first floor of the criminal justice center, fire alarms were going off and whole incident had happened with the elevators. of course, again, no clear indication, why this happened, and that remains part of an ongoing, active investigation. live from center city joe holden for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". lets talk more burr last point as joe just mention that had happened right after monsignor william lynn learned he will be retried on child endangerment charges next may. lynn was in court for first time since being released from prison on tuesday. he was quick for the way he handled complaints that priest where is molesting children. state supreme court, overturn that conviction last week. lynn is freon bail on living with relatives. joey merlino ace monk 46
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people indicted in connection with the organized crime activity. he was arrested in palm beach county, florida and appeared before a federal judge. the wide ranging charges for the group including racketeering, conspiracy, arson and firearms trafficking. authorities say that the mafia family has operated in new york, pennsylvania, massachusetts and florida, over the last six years. and philadelphia police need your help finding a man wanted for viciously attacking a woman in the frankford section. that is not the only crime he is accused of committing this is surveillance video of the man they are looking for. police say that he grabbed a woman last month and then choke her until she was unconscious. when she finally regained consciousness she was naked behind a building on jasper street. authorities say the man is wanted for a murder and four rapes. also this woman is wanted for buying $18,000 worth of gift card using a stolen credit card. evesham township police say the woman bought the gift card from five different target stores around camden and
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gloucester counties. according to police she used a card stolen from a woman's wallet at promenade shopping center in marlton, new jersey. new at 6:00 a wilmington police officer is arrested after police say he paid someone to set his car, on fire. detective reddick's car was burned on tuesday after someone dumped gasoline on it and then set it on fire. at first police thought it was connected to the street gang investigation but a man told police that reddick paid him to torch the car. reddick is on leave from the police department. well, for many years residents in a new jersey town had no idea what they thought were little pieces on have plastic in their soil but it would turnout to be something far more sinister then that. >> that neighborhood in west deptford is demanding an explanation, cleve bryan, joins us now with more, cleve. >> reporter: bright colored flags ordain the front yard here on wood lane drive but this is not a party. as the epa is testing for lead
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contamination after finding evidence of ground car battery casings in the soil here. >> this is plastic from the batteries. >> reporter: for 22 year dennis richie had no idea little pieces have plastic in his yard were ground up casings from car batteries. >> this is all around your property. >> all around. >> my wife can't sleep at night. >> a lot of people are losing sleep. >> epa soil testing found that seven out of eight homes on this street in west deptford have battery pieces in the yard. now they are testing 28 more homes in the same development. >> this is hazardous waste. it is contaminated with lead. >> reporter: when epa investigators searched record they found prior to hems being built here in 1989, 17-acre parcel belonged to the man in the battery recycling business. they are not sure help battery casings were put in the ground or if it was illegal during that time period. >> not for me to say whether it is illegal or legal. we are here responding to the release of hazardous
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substances, and determining whether there is an unacceptable risk toes exposure to lead. >> reporter: resident say someone owes them an explanation. >> township should have caught on to that when they sent inspectors out. >> reporter: in the municipal building township administrators wouldn't talk on camera, she said township is cooperating with the epa but she could not give me any history about inspections in the neighborhood. >> we had grand kids play here, you know, it is just not right. >> reporter: so far epa found that two properties here of so much contamination that they will have to remove all of the soil off of the top of their yards the at a cost of half a million-dollar. depending on what they find throughout the rest of the neighborhood this could go up in the multi million-dollar range. epa says if they find somebody is responsible for illegal activity they could go after them for fines. in west deptford cleve bryan,
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cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> thank you very much. now to campaign 2016, news tonight hillary clinton expand her lead in the polls after the democratic national convention here in philadelphia. clinton has opened a double digit lead overdone old trump in pennsylvania. that is according to a new franklin and marshall college poll. clinton lead trump 49 to 38 percent among likely voters, her lead is even wider among all registered voters. and frankford and marshall poll also shows race for u.s. senate seat in pennsylvania is still neck and neck. democrat katie mcginty leads republican incumbent pat toomey by 1 percent of likely voters. 23 percent of people are still undecided. mcginty's lead increases to 8 percent among all registered voters. as we continue tonight a mystery down the shore. >> and how you can help a family get some of their priceless memories back, plus placing blame for another casino closing. who the owner of the trump taj mahal says is responsible for
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thousands of workers losing their jobs. kate. it has been a sunny beautiful day and sunshine sticks around at least through the end of the workweek and then we're tracking this cold front advancing in the great lakes that will get here on saturday, i'll tell you when showers and storms will impact your weekend plans coming up, leslie. phillies go for sweep at giant down the bank and yes, injuries continue to mount down at eagles training camp, this time two players that the team can least afford to lose
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the owner of the trump taj mahal is speaking out for first time since he decided to close casino for good next month. investor carl icahn wrote a letter to the casino's soon to be unemployed work tours day blaming their union for costing them their jobs. icon says union leaders knew casino could close when workers walk off the job 35 days ago. now almost 3,000 workers will lose their jobs, when the casino shuts down sometime after labor day. union officials have not responded yet to icon's claims. new at 6:00 workers at citizens bank park staged a protest, workers there say aramark which runs the food services operations at the ballpark hit the street after phillies game. workers are represented bayou nighted here local 274, and workers want higher wages and
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an end to what they say are racial disparities in job assignments. >> lets lee has your sports and going to the break you were talking injuries, come on. >> you know, this is what happens in training camp we hear bit all time. eagles participating in the second full day of contact practice and injuries are starting to pile up including two players that the team cannot afford to lose. tackle jason peters with went down on a eight on eight rushing drill with the quad injury. mal conn jenkins suffered a hamstring injury during coverage drills, and he too had to leave practice. both of these injuries, do not seem to be serious, at this point. jim schwartz say injuries happen and players just need to adjust. >> facts are we need those guys behind them to step up. we need to find out who will be our third, fourth or potential fifth with special teams and stuff like that. you know when a guy goes down it is a great opportunity for those other guys to step up and opportunity only exist if you take advantage of it. those guys need to do a better
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job of taking advantage of it. sam bradford and carson wentz looking good today. wentz got the opportunity to wear that helmet cam. carson is feeling much more comfortable with his receivers and he is learning a lot from sam. >> sam has been great. he has a top draft pick and he has been through it all. there is lots of things we talk about with chase, with coach wright, and they have all been through tonight some way shape or form. they have been very helpful for me. it is a really good room for me to not only grow mentally in the play book but to deal with everything and it has been great. >> fill business an afternoon game. they were playing great. great win last night. they had a chance to sweep giants down at the bank. to the bottom of the first phillies down one to nothing. and aaron altear doubles to deep right center. caesar hernandez will score and phillies are able to tie it up at one. still in the bottom of the first, scary moment, parades loses his bat and goes flying
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in the stand n1 was hurt. phillies were able to tie it up at two but just not enough, top of the tenth, a a fan home runs to right, that is the game. giants win this 13-two. they got series. >> yes. >> that is all right. >> thanks, leslie. >> kate joins with us our forecast and looking at some storms moving in here in a couple days. >> yeah, saturday kind of like phillies series, today, tomorrow and then saturday in the so great. two out of three ain't bad. >> i love that. >> you eat it. >> spaghetti. >> what? >> oh, my gosh. >> i didn't know where were you going with this. >> meat loaf. >> moving right along meat loaf more of a winter theme. take a look outside, we have a beautiful day underway right now, as for people on twitter,
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saying, meat loaf, spaghetti, lets take a look, storm scan three showing things are very quiet right now. we have clear skies, sunshine, puffy skies and our next front is on its way going to bring a few storms. by saturday. you can see over great lakes right now still got a lot of real estate between us and that front. it will start to turn in more moisture by the time it arrives here. we will have a southwest flow coming out of the south east. you can see showers and storms that way. humidity will pick upward but it is going to be felt on the saturday. temperatures right now feeling great 79 in millville. comfortable 76 in atlantic city. eighty-three at the airport. eighty-four in allentown and dew point wise, dew points jumped in the past couple of hours. we're up to 64. that puts us in the not bad range but by saturday, we're talking about dew points around 74, 75 degrees so we will jump up into insufferable, very, very humid
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on saturday at least until front arrives. the lets time it out. we will start tomorrow evening. tomorrow is a dry day a few cloud drifting from the western suburbs tomorrow afternoon and evening. saturday you you can see it starts off with clouds, occasional breaks of sun, hazy day not most sunny day we have ever seen. it will feel like a steam bath don't spend time straightening hair or anything on saturday. very steamy. dew points in the 70's. ninety will feel more like 94 or 95. you can see line of of thunderstorms crossing the area mid to late afternoon around 2:00 p.m. they are not every where. a few strong storms here and there some spots may get hit and this could be a quick moving lines and then moves on out. i wouldn't cancel outdoor plans saturday afternoon but have an indoor location to move to just in case a storm targets your area this model wants to split storms and keep them from the shore. heading town the shore would i still plan for these storms saturday evening especially around dinner time. is there a chance it misses. not everyone gets wet but plan
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for scattered afternoon storms anyone with locally heavy rainfall, a half inch to three-quarters of an inch and gusty wind will accompany those storms as well. again, it is only one day overnight tonight and mainly clear, quiet, 68 degrees, for your friday mostly sunny a bit more humid. eighty-six tomorrow. down the shore looking like another beautiful beach day 80 , poconos, lots of sun as well 78 degrees. you're witness weather seven day forecast looks fantastic every single day, it is in the mid to upper 80's with sunshine except for saturday with a few more clouds and threat for thunderstorms but that is that old spaghetti song you may not know six out of seven ain't bad. >> is that it. >> is that it. >> yes. >> it is obscure. >> very good. >> thanks, katie. one local families rebuilding their lives after, unexpect job layoffs got a lift today. at a special ceremony at ram many wood country club in mount laurel two families were presented with the keys to their new vehicles through
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recycled ride program. >> it makes it easier, it gives us hope and there is no hope for other families. we're incredibly blessed. >> since 2007, recycled ride donated more than 1,000 vehicles to families, in need. popular pizza shop down the shore is trying to help a customer get their lost camera back. someone lost camera at uncle ugi's pizza in sea isle city on saturday. when no one showed up to claim camera they posted these pictures from the camera on facebook, hoping that someone would ultimately recognize people in them. we are told there are also some baby pictures on the camera so if you do recognize the people, in these pictures thaw are seeing here please call uncle ugi's, in the to be confused with ukee's. >> exactly. pick on ukee day. tonight at 11:00, get
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ready for a late night shock. >> meet husband and wife day, that is a melting pack of ethnic cuisine from african to italian, and in between, she makes the main course is and he makes the dessert, tune in fortes with torey tonight on "eyewitness news" at 11:00. the democratic national convention leaves a lasting legacy here in philadelphia. >> how an app will assure that people don't go hungry next. vittoria. well, we have hit the pool, now we're cooling off at the beer garden at borg at, and there is so much to do we have a lot to talk about coming up next on torey's down the shore. >>
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and spent eleven months in a pow vcamp.m what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president.
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fight against hunger got high tech. "eyewitness news" at sunday breakfast rescue mission in center city. city official announced permanent launch of food connect, an app, aimed at reducing hunger in the area by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste. then used in restaurants and venues can connect to toe nate excess food. drivers then, go to pick it up and match the donations with local organizations, in need. >> there is a clear demand for this food and the surplus food. donors are lining up and recipients for the food are ready to take it. >> the app first launched last week during the dnc. officials say emergency food providers in the city took in over 11,000 pounds of food, in just eight days. >> wow. well, coming up next we are going down the shore to atlantic city. >> s
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from every paycheck we ever earned. they've been negligent in their responsibility over the years of not funding this pension the way it should have been funded. they have made a promise, they've made a commitment, and they need to stick to it. we like to roll role on thursday that means it is time to head down the shore. >> vittoria woodill is live at borgata in atlantic city, having all kind of fun down there without us, ukee. >> you know, there is so many things thaw can roll around here and hit at the borgata, they have a brand new pool with a beer garden, fellows,
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wow, wow, i get the winner but i'm in the doing that if they lose. they have corn hole, the girls are doing bad myth on, wave high, ladies, that is ping-pong. but they have an all new beer garden as well where you can get anything on draft, which is fantastic. i think someone else can do a better job at explaining this. check this all out. >> we put 4 million into it this year. we have commitment to the property as a whole from the capital standpoint. >> we have some games, corn hole, and some other games, people have a good time. >> we have a place to grab beer, listen to some music and enjoy nice weather which is what everyone wants to do at the shore. >> would you say you hit the jackpot. >> well, you know, we're really successful in atlantic city and that takes hard work and some money and good people, most of all, so we have done really well. we could not be happier with our success. >> i definitely think they hit jackpot and everyone else would agree, that is why every
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thursday, they have a pig roast, a pig roast, excuse me, anthony, does that happen here. >> is this for me. >> it is for me. >> take your time with that sauce, okay, yes, um-hmm. all right. you guys, torey down the shore, borgata atlantic city, mean can we talk about variety. >> take your time with that sauce. >> yes, indeed. >> all right, thanks vittoria. >> better get to eating. >> thanks so much for watching "eyewitness news" at 6:00. "eyewitness news" returns at ten on sister station cw philly and we are back here at 11:00. up next "cbs evening news", tonight mosquito spraying go to prevent zika beginning, but will chemical pesticide produce their own unhealthy effects. u.s. gymnastics officials ignore sexual abuse complaints. here is maurice dubois in for scott pelley. take care family, we will see you tonight.
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>> dubois: the war against zika. >> the situation is getting critical. >> dubois: they're spraying for mosquitos, but how safe are those chemicals for humans? also tonight, that cash to iran. the president says the $400 million payment wasn't a secret, and it wasn't ransom. >> we do not pay ransom for hostages. >> dubois: accusations that u.s. gymnastics officials ignored sexual abuse by coaches. >> he took her innocence. he took her trust. >> dubois: and the decades-long search for a missing veteran takes a surprising turn. >> i was like what? are you for real? and i was just, like, speechless. evidence just in shock. captioning sponsored by cbs


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